If the Giants aren’t considered the frontrunner for Vonta Leach’s services yet, it’s not for a lack of effort.
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the NYDailyNews, the Giants are rumoured to be increasing their offer to Leach as a last-ditch effort to provide some insurance at fullback. The move is prompted by the uncertainty surrounding their current fullback, Henry Hynoski, and his recovery from knee surgery. The knee injury that wound up leading to surgery was suffered in just the first spring practice on May 22nd.
Leach seemed all but a given to sign with the Miami Dolphins following his visit to their facilities earlier in the week, but all that turned out to be much ado about nothing as he left South Beach without a contract. The two sides are still in talks, and they are apparently of the positive variety. It wouldn’t be surprising if Leach still wound up signing with the Dolphins.
Leach has also stated his desire to finish his career where it started with the Houston Texans, but that seems highly unlikely at this point. For starters, the Texans already have a serviceable fullback in Greg Jones, who is also a little more proficient in the receiving game. Secondly, they have very little in the way of cap space.
All the speculation won’t last much longer. Leach said following his release from the Baltimore Ravens that he would decide his new team within two weeks, and time is running out.
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